Tbilisi municipality concert orchestra

Tbilisi municipality concert orchestra “big band” was founded in 1997 by the initiative of the Tbilisi hall administrator office. The idea actually belonged to Mr. Gaioz Kandelaki it”s founder and head consultant. since the very beginning Givi Gachechiladze, already well-known composer and conductor took over the art directing with great enthusiasm. To make the first try-out the orchestra has invited Gunter Schuller, a famous conductor of his time in 1997 that was a later followed by the concert feat. Igor Butman. “Le Club band” leader, in 1999, who joined the “big band” for the international jazz festival. after the show he marked: “Tbilisi Big Band” sounds very contemporary, comprises professional musicians and definitely benefits from the talent of Givi Gachechiladze. In 2000 the big band had an opportunity to work with famous Roy Aires at international jazz event, who at the end of the show marked: “the bog band was fantastic”. In 2002 a joint project together with Bob Mintzer mentioned that the Tbilisi municipality Orchestra was the best among those he had ever worked with and that it has become possible thanks to the efforts rendered by Givi gachechiladze.The big band has entered international jazz space by winning the tittle of the best jazz orchestra of 2006 in Monte Carlo. The year was also marked with an interesting tandem with “ladies Blues” vocal group as well as “Georgian Quality Mark” award.The big band frequently shows up at the events by the embassy of the Unrated States in Georgia. One of such events includes a remarkable cooperation with Dan Tepfer, an American piano er. In 2008 Tbilisi City Hall organized a tour oh the Orchestra in Atlanta and Alma-Ata.

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